Fujifilm Fujichrome Provia 100F.
Kodak-Alaris Color Plus 200. I’m glad Kodak-Alaris re-introduced Color Plus. Usually, Gold 200 is what’s available in the US. Color Plus is good film for really cheap. I like it better than the Gold — it isn’t as saturated so images are more WYSIWYG. I can always add saturation in post if that’s what the subject calls for.
Scanned with a Canon CanoScan 9000f at 2400DPI.
Expired (no idea when — different batch than the 1997 stash) Sam’s Club Fuji Super HQ 200. I keep saying I’m going to quit using expired film but a friend just gave me eight more rolls. Scanned on a Canon CanoScan 9000f at 2400DPI.
This is where I started to get into trouble. I went outside so I was focusing at infinity and the mirror started hanging up on the back of the lens.
Expired Kodak Ektachrome slide film developed in stored-too-long and used-too-many-times Unicolor E6.
Note to self: Do not buy a $#@!-ton of slide film at once even if it seems like a super deal.
Note to self in case of ignoring first note to self: Do not be a cheapskate and try to get just one more roll from old chemicals.
I adjusted out a lot of magenta but now they’re kind of blue. Any more warming filter and they start to turn greenish yellow. It could be worse — I thought I’d have to convert to black and white.
Fuji Superia 400.
Kodacolor 200 Slide film — Develop before 06/1997. Not as expired as I had remembered but I also got it at a thrift store so its provenance is a complete unknown.
First three are on expired Kodacolor VR 400. Expired film is always a gamble but I have it and it would just be landfill if I don’t use it.
These are on current Fuji Superia X-tra 400.
I did some post-processing in addition to resizing and cropping. The first roll I scanned. They were really grainy from the old film. The second roll I had scanned as part of the processing and it has a lot of sensor noise. I don’t know how to describe it but you can see the difference between grain and noise. I’ll rescan the negatives and do a comparison.
I found interesting subject matter, used excellent Ilford XP2 Super 400 B&W film, The Camera Shop of Santa Fe did their usual stellar processing, and the camera was a delight. Even the Canoscan 9000f behaved (as well as it ever does). This was 120 film. Later, I’ll run some 35mm through the Yashica. There was a 35mm roll in the camera when I got it but sadly, no Bigfoot or Jimmy Hoffa pictures. It was blank.
Exposure values are ballpark accurate. Some I wrote down and some I didn’t. Scanned to TIFF (millions of colors) at 4800 DPI, converted back to B&W in Photoshop, and resized (~10%) and converted to JPEG for upload.
I’ll let her tell the tale of our dinner. She’s the writer. I just take the pictures.
I realized after posting that I had film upside down in the scanner and the images are mirror image.
I used Pocket Light Meter. Photos were a little overexposed so I adjusted a couple a smidge in Photoshop. I wouldn’t be surprised if a 55-year-old shutter was a wee bit slow. The only thing I did to the camera was clean the lenses.